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same as the waiting list members. waiting for our presentation. so how did we administer e-mail to the current list of folks who expressed interest in the garden. here we have some demographics on age and gender half were been the ages of 35 and 55 so a third of our folks on the list were from a young list. majority caucasian and down the list. where did the respondent live by zip code but 60 percent in the
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coal valley sorry number of individuals in the sunset so we can see largely folks interested in the garden will around the neighborhood. garden experience one of our biggest finding is 74 percent of our folks hadn't been at a garden center but eave talked with a lot of the folks and you know asking about how we are not duplicating anything and this survey result shows there's a lot of people not engaged by counter resources. so about half of people expressed or were identified as intermediate gardeners and we have an extensive wait list yet
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92 percent of people were not on waiting lists. members of the public are allowed to be on as many waiting lists as that he, but several people are on the waiting lists placing the waiting game. we asked the folks what their goals were and the largest goals was growing food for personal consumpti consumption. folks are wanting to have a forum to meet with other community members or growing their own produce and some folks are growing food important other. this the 9 percent survey and at places like knob hill and community garden they're looking at the hamil and therapy
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prospects. the garden has several areas the raised spots and space force demonstration garden and this center makes this center a hub so folks can pickup different soils. they want eatable plant we've seen this is a popular trend around the country recently. also the garden education classroom folks are interested in eatable plant and looking out for bees and so forth. and community garden plots. this is interesting. as you probably know the majority of our community garden classes that individual so folks
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sign up and they maintain - 47 percent said that she would be open to sharing. you'll see when we get to our plan we've done something different we have about half of our plots are shared this is one that was developed a while back. you can see the dark green small - sorry not small but the dark rectangle beds. because there was such a demand for - talk two okay. thank you
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margaret. since there was such a demand for folk to be able to have their shared blots we've moved into the right to accumulate that but still having an adequate place for demonstrating. this is the same footprint based on our survey relates and space we could allocate the beds. we have a total of 67 not boxes themselves but 67 plots, if you will, is based on the feedback we designated 33 out of the 67 and 34 as shared plots. we're asking teams of 4 plus to
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garden here. this is the kind of exciting part for me at least. we - let me just back up for a second. we got great comments and what we did was, you know, did we go right to the waiting list. we decided that because some folks heard about the garden earlier than other it would be more fair to do a lottery ass as opposed to taking first off the list we thought that would be problematic. so we ran a lottery and the top 33 people were all about offered a plot if they said and the additional 1 hundred and 34 times 4 were invited to have the
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shared plots. we tried to be as transparent as possible and we have some information 0 on our website page. they could self select into groups. we held one at the county fair building don referred to it as camp counseling but we had thirty or 31 on the list to be shared gardeners we gave a brief presentation and did some ice breakers we asked people to move around the room are you looking for a mellow conceal. we left that event to work with each other and some people left
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stickies and we set up a google group online forum where people could enter some information about themselves and what we were were laborer for. and we figured they were folks who didn't have the time to engage in n that level so for folks who didn't express ideas - so the shared plots have long been assigned and we haven't heard from those folks. we have over 1 hundred folks who have not been accommodated in the gardens but we hope this is open to the public and there's going to be programming and demonstration garden. so the one hundred and 64 people represent the core.
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we're working internally to figure out our opening and it's in the next most o month or two and soon after opening we'll establish a governing committee or some such to oversee. okay. i think i have gone over this already. yeah, that concludes my presentation i'll be happy to answer any questions >> thank you very much. i want to make an objection. i looked at it this week and hats off to the folks who built it i congratulate everybody. i'm mindful we're going to lose commissioner mcdonald he has a board meeting and we'll go to
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public comment to wrap up. any public comment >> seeing none, public comment is closed. we're on general comment continued we have one card dee. dee if you want to come forward >> good morning. i'd like to make a general comment related to general forestry. the first point tree is a key to what our folks should focus on.
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the urban forestry department has 3 sectors of the upper forestry program they have the controllers city audit parks standards report says maintenance is only available on an active basis only 1 time every 1 hundred and 50 years. the second thing is hazardous trooez tries must you come down but what are the assessment policies. are they consistent w in all urban forests. when horticultural explained it's tree assessment programs if august 2013 that was no mention
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of invasive species of the rating system although in their explanation at the public meeting it was part of they're two prolonged rating system. so why are trees being seated differently in different parks. the key to planting is important. yet our urban forest is in decline based on the upper forestry council. what will the tries in national areas obeying be respected with. if the trees are to be respected with native shrubs it's the parks money before the program has been certified. they're committed to planting thank you one-on-one ratio so
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will it be only native shrubs or trees and will it be on a one-on-one ratio thank you very much >> is there anyone else who wants to make public comment. >> we're now on item 13 we are on closed session. >> and commissioners we need another motion on whether to hold closed session or not guilty. >> so move forward. >> move forward and seconded all in favor?. and before we start into closed session i need to ask staff and public alike talked to them ear. so we need to motion whether to
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disclose or not disclose >> it there a motion. >> moved and second. >> all in favor?. 14 commissioners matters seeing none, public comment. no publicity comment. commissioners public comment. no public comment 16 communications. any public comment. no public comment. move to adjournment >> second. so moved.okay.
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our final speaker is a friend a friend to the business community. a man who understands was it take to a create a job which is an investment. mayor ed lee is a person who have's brought a lot of stability to san francisco especially, after steady eddy were because ed has a background in administration and being tasked what getting things done and maneuvering through the san francisco policies. so to talk about the future of san francisco from the mayors prospective and the city's prospective in relationship to continue to build our economy i
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want to introduce the mayor of the great city and county of san francisco. mayor ed lee (clapping) >> thank you. thank you for that introduction and good morning, everyone. i know you've gotten a lot of statistics their not only interesting and accurate but very guiding for what we need to do. thank you greg costco and bob and all of the members of san francisco chamber of commerce for extending this invitation and it's great to see a lot of the officials and the department heads to make sure and insure our cities skews. before i get started i want to take another moment to
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acknowledge and thank the men and women who over the past several weeks fought california's third largest wildfire the rim fire up in yosemite. and among those fighters the fire was our san francisco firefighters who stood alongside other fire department's across the country navigate over 5 thousand people fighting the fire. and, of course, the staff and crews of the public utilities commission helped and that helped and water industry. i'm proud of their work and while we're grateful everyday for our first responders who risk their lives to protect and
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serve and for our police officers and firefighters who lost their lives years ago it's important we reflect on that. and certainly for our city. we've had our own including the rim fire the police and, of course, the fire department were there the first responders on a crash that will stick with me. we're living in an extraordinary city and you can is new year it that a lot of our residents are back to work. when we took office on january lifting our unemployment rates was 9 and a half percent today's it's 5.5 percent.
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this streamer important year our city netted over thirty thousand additional jobs and think about what the professor said about the multipleer effects. it's not just one industry we're seeing board based job growth at every sector off our city is growing and beating the industry. we're successful because we've created the conditions that give the investors and enterprise in our city to innovative and grow and create jobs whether or not their neighborhood or small business owner or international firms or other companies. well, here's a new stat. since 2011, 2023.6 million
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secret of office space - 23.6 million square feet that's 34 trans america pyramids put together. while we're licking lucky it's not all luck. navigate over the last 2 1/2 years we built the infrastructure of our city. where did we do that? let's see we worked together to create enlightenment for jobs and attracting businesses and making the san francisco the innovation capita of the world. we worked together to build homes by providing verifies with the conversation treating e creating a housing trust fund and a working with our zoning
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and planning department and rezoning aspects of our city and creating a fund for permanent housing and we can be insure we don't have poverty housing. we want all san franciscans that be living side to side. we're working together to support our young people through our summer job program by investing in 0 our skuldz and making historic investment in our budget for the san francisco unified school district. we've worked together to strengthen our neighborhoods through our innovates that's focused on 25 commercial districts throughout the city providing loans and phil vacancies and retaining the strength in the local business.
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we've worked hard to reenvision our waterfront with mixed seawall lots and 4 pier and, of course, we'll welcome in the gotten state warriors back home thanks for itself leadership of folks working with argue port and a city planners. a derelict pier will be transformed that will bring thousands of people out to enjoy our waterfront. we worked to get with our community. we created the transit city plan that incorporates gov. both businesses and neighborhood for places to work with open shops and more and the development community has imbraced that with
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5 office buildings adjacent to the transit center. we've worked together i get the theme now? to fund roads and parks and libs and asking san francisco voters to invest they're hard earned dollars to build infrastructure to help families skewed. we've worked together to make san francisco the gateway to china and beyond. through china that sf it's a partnership for economic development we've attracted 2090 imply companies to 90 san francisco and we're setting our sites on latin listen to this latino sf. we've worked together to rebuild
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our 70 san with 5 hospitals, of course, our san francisco gunmen e general i'll be asking you for more help with furniture. of course, c pmc chinese hospital and uc san francisco. we've worked together to fix our that deficit with reform and 5 years planning all of which has maintained our strong bond rating and this summer we're going to tangle our health care obligation. well, it's bogging because of our layers focus on the infrastructure of our economy that that has allowed us to become the faster growing state
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not new york or los angeles but we cannot have done that without the san francisco chamber of commerce and without our business community that has vifrtd in our city in helping me create those jobs everyday. so, now this is not the time to rest in our success. i think it's time that we double down on our success by focusing and tackling with more vigor and more resolve by looking over that horizon to see what else we should be doing. this is not a buckle ladies and gentlemen. that first city college we're going to save city he college period no, ifs or maybe so it's too important to give up open
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our students or training of our workforce in the future. it's the fit and second the affordable care act is important. we're focused in marking our residents and encouraging resident to purchase affordable insurance via the california marketplace but we need to provide guidance to our local businesses how it integrates namely the health care security ordinance. this is a complicated policy issue that's why i've ask you to serve on our council with barbara garcia and many others. we'll lead a data process so we can make informed policy
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positions and file the gaps of everyone so we can all be covered. we're san francisco we're going to be a model for that prelims. i want to close with a few thoughts. people as me it is good economy going to continue? how are we going to extend the prosperity that so many of our enterprise part of the answer is the everyday decision by each of you to keep investing 90 in our city. yes investing in businesses and start up and innovative ideas but investing in our young people, our schools and community and neighborhood
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organizations. san francisco is the greatest city in the world not just because of our bay and at all beautiful buildings but our human talent we know is at the heart of our success. so i ask you help us save city college and help us rebilled and reimage our bettered education for our children. help us higher young people making our neighborhoods safer and stronger. i ask you to get involved and volunteer and i ask you to help with more resources to be able to do this. that's how we're going to be able to sustain this economic recovery and extend our prosperity we'll be able to continue to build the infrastructure structure for our
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city today and tomorrow. thank you very much
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>> good afternoon. and welcome to the county transportation authority personnel committee. my name is john avalos the chair of the community and joined by my colleagues, wiener, and commissioner mar, and commissioner cohen and the commissioner is chang. we're shown by charles. do you have any announcements? >> no announcements. >> okay. the roll call. we have our minutes from our july


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